I have to say, even though I really do not care on the matter either
way, the posts in here are amusing to the point of annoyance.
I can only imagine the poor novice that has stumbled in for help on
his "error coin". That person must be confused about now. He is
probably considering getting into the stamp hobby.
For the most part I think the whole thing is funny. People arguing
over aluminum scrap. Etc. If there are people that want to pay
thousands of dollars for something like that, let them. I have a roll
of tin foil in the cabinet that produces more for me than owning a
small piece of aluminum struck partially into a coin. To each his
To argue on something like this is really useless. I would bet my
bottom dollar that the mint struck the pieces, of course. So why
argue on how they got out? Or how they got struck? Or whatever else?
(who cares, its still a coin, and will sell only to the person that
wants it) You are not buying the piece. Mainly, I feel, people that
frown upon a piece.......can't afford it, and look at the one that
can as stupid.
Who is the person that pays 6 million for a double eagle dated 1933?
He must be an idiot, for there are millions of other of different
dates. They all look the same. Anybody want to waste time, and argue
its authenticity, and the way the sale took place?
My point is this:
Who cares about a piece of aluminum scrap? It is what it is. However
it came to be, it will always be what it is. A rare piece of aluminum
scrap struck into a coin.
Don't shoot down a piece, unless you were the one who minted it, or
unless you were the one who found it in a bag. More often than not,
if you are not one of the above......you have no idea, and all you
are doing is clawing in the dark for something that sounds good.
There are a lot of coins that can be argued. But what I find is you
will never argue if it is your coin, or if it is a friend's coin. But
if some poor soul that you dont know has it, or somebody you dont
like. Well........most likely it is a fake.
Heres soemthing to think about, before you guys put me through the
meat grind like always:
"Everyone else is not wrong all the time, sometimes other people are
actually right", even the "non-experts".
PS- You guys argue too much. Do something fun and fresh.